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2001 Forester L.

Replacing front and rear bearings.

Read Subaru bearing replacement bulletin. It gives the distance from the hub to the knuckle in terms of a special tool. I am using a hydraulic shop press, so their measurements do not apply. Does anyone know how far to press the hub into the knuckle, after the bearing has been installed in the knuckle?

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you basically want to get it snug - tighten just until you encounter higher resistance. when you tighten the axle locknut it should finish taking care of things.
 

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I believe the axle nut draws both the inner-bearing inner-race and hub tight against the outer CV joint shoulder when you torque the nut.

I tried to find a rational way to do it on my '03 outback and ended up setting it just flush with the inner bearing inner race, I think.

Just be very careful about what is accepting the force from the hub when you press it in- the inner bearing inner race must be taking the force.

Also, be sure the axle nut is torqued before any weight goes on the wheel/axle.

Dave
 
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